If you are using the Wemo light switch and you notice the orange blinking light, you are probably asking yourself what it means and how you can fix it. In that case, this article is for you.
In the next few paragraphs, we are going to tell you more about the meaning of the orange blinking light on your Wemo light switch and suggest some solutions that can help you fix the problem, and continue using the device as before.
Why Is My Wemo Light Switch Blinking Orange?
When everything is working properly the light on the Wemo light switch should be off.
But if you see the indicator light blinking it is usually a sign that the device can’t connect to the network or the connection has been lost. There are several different reasons for this issue, but the good thing is that we can actually do something about that and fix the problem.
We have selected the most efficient solutions for the blinking orange light on your Wemo light switch. So, let’s start with the most basic ones.
Restart The Primary Router
This solution is usually recommended whenever you are experiencing some issues with your electronic devices. Of course, most of the time it will help you fix the problems with your wemo light switch.
All you have to do is to disconnect the router from its power source. Unplug the power cable and leave the router without power for 5-6 minutes. Plug the power cable back and turn on the router. When it boots completely and the LED lights on the router stabilize, check the Wemo light switch.
If the orange light is still blinking, you can move to the next solution.
Relocate Your Wireless Router
If the WiFi signal is too weak and the connection between the router and the light switch drops too often, you can expect some problems with the Wemo light switch. To make sure this is not the case, you can relocate the router to a position closer to the Wemo light switch and see whether this fixes the problem.
Is Your ISP Down?
When your ISP has some technical problems, upgrades the network configuration, or goes through scheduled maintenance, you can expect to have an unstable or too weak signal or no internet at all.
When this happens, you can expect to see the orange blinking light.
To check whether this is causing the problem, it is best to contact your ISP support or check a website like downdetector.com to see whether your ISP is down. If it is down, you will have to wait until they fix the problem. But if there is no outage in your area, then try the next solution.
Restart The Wemo Light Switch
Just like restarting the primary router, restarting the Wemo light switch is pretty simple.
Find the restart button on the light switch, press it and hold it for a second, then release it.
A green blinking light will indicate that the light switch is restarting. After that, check whether the orange light is blinking. If the answer is yes, try the next solution.
Disable 5GHz On Your Router
The 5GHz network may cause your Wemo light switch to act weird. This is why it is recommended to disable the 5GHz network and let the Wemo switch connect to the 2.4 GHz one. Hopefully, this will fix the orange blinking light issue.
If you want to disable your 5GHz network, you will have to login to your wireless router and disable 5GHz in the settings. However, if your wireless router comes with an app, try to find this option in the app and disable it from there.
Perform A Factory Reset
This step will erase the custom settings so proceed carefully. If you want to try this solution you need to know that this will require setting up the Wemo light switch again.
1. Press the Restart button for just a second. Release it and the indicator light should start blinking green.
2. Now, press and hold the Reset button again for 5 seconds. The WiFi signal indicator light will start to blink orange rapidly. This indicates that the light switch has been reset to factory defaults. A blinking orange and green light will indicate that the light switch can be configured now.
It is also possible to factory reset your Wemo light switch using the dedicated app. Factory Reset with The Wemo App. Just make sure to log in to your Wemo account first.
Get In Touch With Support
After trying every solution listed in this article and if the problem is still there, we highly recommend getting in touch with customer support. Explain what the problem is and ask them to help you fix it. It is very possible that you are having issues with a defective device and that’s why you can’t fix the problem on your own.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Color Should The Wemo Light Switch Indicator Light Be?
When everything is working properly the indicator light on the Wemo light switch should be off. However, a blinking light is a sign that there is something we have to pay attention to.
My Wemo Light Switch Is Not Showing In App?
Normally it takes about half a minute for the device to show up in the Wemo app. Give it some time and if it doesn’t show up, it is time to take some action.
As you can see there are plenty of solutions that can help you get rid of the orange blinking light on our wemo light switch. Just make sure to be patient and try the solutions one by one. Hopefully, by the end of the article you should get rid of the Wemo light switch blinking orange light.